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The campaign trail is a
time where politicians can make crucial promises to the people.
It is essential for politicians to keep in mind what they say as it will affect
whether they get elected or not. The Trudeau government came
into power on November 4, 2015. They won based on many
promises they made during their campaign.
However, it has been three years since Justin Trudeau got elected and many
people want to know whether Justin Trudeau has actually kept the promises he
made during his campaign. Some of the promises that the Trudeau government
made were the legalization of marijuana, tax reduction, and NAFTA and trade
agreements.

Justin Trudeau’s agenda
has been seen as ambitious by many. However, many of his ideas are big and
achievable. Many see him as just another prime minister, while others see him
as a prime minister with great and big ideas for the country. People see him as
a failed prime minister due to all of the ambitious goals that he has for the
country.
In all, Trudeau has made 226 promises and has achieved 65 promises, while
breaking 40 of the 226 promises. He is still working on
67 goals; however, he states that these promises will be kept and will happen.
As of September 2017, Justin Trudeau’s approval rate is at 50%. Another poll
says that 33% of Canadians believe Justin Trudeau would make the better prime
minister. (Druker, 2017)  This shows that there is still support for
Justin Trudeau and that people do believe that he is succeeding at keeping his
promises and how he is running the country.

Firstly, the Trudeau
government has planned to legalize marijuana sale and use in July 2018. It was originally
planned to be legalized on July 1st, 2018, however, dates needed to
be pushed back due to many provinces asking the federal government to push the
date back in order for them to be more prepared. (Press, 2017) The government is
planning to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Trudeau
stated that to ensure that marijuana is kept out of the hands of children and
the profit out of criminals, the government will regulate the sale and the use
of cannabis. (Marijuana, n.d.) The legalization of
marijuana will lead to provinces looking at how they will sell and regulate
marijuana. For example, in Ontario, cannabis will be sold in stores run by a secondary
of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. (Puzic, 2017) They will create new
and stronger laws to punish those who offer marijuana to minors. The government
will crack down on sales and put it in the hands of the provincial governments instead
of average, everyday people. Five out of ten provinces have come forward with a
framework for how they are going to sell cannabis.The federal government will
set the minimum legal age for buying marijuana at 18 but provinces can raise
them if they wish. Ontario has already changed the legal age to 19. The
government will also farther enforce marijuana. They will tighten rules around
impaired driving and bring a roadside saliva test for drug impairment. Lastly,
the federal government wants an excise tax on all cannabis products of C $1 per
gram or 10% of the retail price, whichever is higher. The government proposed
splitting the tax 50-50 with the provinces. (Paperny & Saminather, 2017)  However, many provinces have stated that they
are not ready for the legalization of cannabis and say they need more time to
get everything together. With the new legislation, people will be able to
publicly possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in
non-dried form. (Puzic, 2017) The Trudeau
government’s plan to legalize cannabis also brings up the social agenda. This
can be seen in Trudeau’s cabinet. Half of the cabinet are women while half are
men. Justin Trudeau also considers himself a feminist. (Maloney, 2016) The social agenda
that the federal government has in place shows that they are moving with the
time. The government wants to have equal rights for all people. The marijuana
law that the government is planning to legalize is just one step forward for
the government’s social justice.  Not
only is the Trudeau government trying to legalize marijuana, but they are also
trying to lower taxes.

Secondly, the Trudeau
government is trying to lower taxes and fix the tax system. They will cut the
middle tax bracket to 20.5 from 22%. Therefore, the wealthiest 1% of Canadians
are going to have to pay a bit more. There will be an introduction of a new tax
bracket of 33% for individuals earning more than $200,000 each year. (Middle Class
Tax Cut, n.d.)
The federal government will cancel income splitting and other benefits for the
wealthy that was made by the previous government. Income splitting costs the
government $2 billion a year and only benefits 15% of Canadians. It also does
not create a single job. (Ending Unfair Tax Breaks, n.d.) Income splitting is
a tax reduction strategy employed by families living in areas that are subject
to bracketed tax regulations. The goal is to reduce the family’s gross tax
level, at the price of some family members paying higher taxes than they would
normally pay. (Income Splitting, 2005). Justin Trudeau and
his government have said that they will not end pension income splitting for
seniors. The Liberals will also look at retirement security. The previous
government reduced seniors’ income security even further, and they raised the
eligibility for Old Age Security from 65 to 67. The Liberals have a Canada
Pension Plan, which is a trusted, reliable tool to save for retirement. (Retirement Security, n.d.)The Trudeau
government has also promised to help families with children. They will cancel
the Universal Child Care Benefit and introduce a new Canada Child Benefit to
give Canadian families help to raise their families. Since the Canada Child
Benefit is tax-free and is tied to the family income, it provides greater
support to those who need help the most. (Helping Families, n.d.)Not only did the
Liberal government promise to help lower taxes, but they want to help further
trade.

Lastly, the Liberal
government wants to help further trade with the United States and Mexico.
Justin Trudeau and his government will renew and repair Canada’s relationship
with the other countries in North America. The Canadian government is willing
to work with the United States and Mexico to develop a continent-wide clean
energy and environment agreement. (Platform: Real Change, n.d.) But when Trump was
campaigning for office, stated that NAFTA was “the worst trade deal” ever signed
by the US. (Gandel, 2016) When Trump threatened to pull of out
NAFTA, Canada and Mexico insisted to negotiate it instead, and Trump agreed.
With this road bump, Canada would need to consider how the economy would be
like if Trump scrapes NAFTA and how it would affect the country in general.
NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.  However, it can be seen that Canada’s
unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7% in December 2017. (Press, Canada’s unemployment rate falls to lowest rate in over 40 years:
StatCan, 2018)
It is at the lowest percent in nearly a decade. (Jobs and
Innovation, n.d.).
The government will expand export opportunities that will benefit Canada. The
government says they will develop a new export promotion strategy that will
help businesses take advantage of new trade agreements. (Jobs and
Innovation, n.d.)However,
the Canadian government had promised free trade with China, yet the Prime
Minister has already gone to China with the intent to have a trade deal with
them. But, Justin Trudeau came back empty. The Liberal government’s commitment
to progressive trade seeks to strike a bargain for both countries; such as
access to markets like China while protecting women and workers. The previous
government failed to get Canada’s role in the 5 permanent members of the United
Nations Security Council. The Liberal government is now trying to be a part of
the Security Council. Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three
years in its bid to win a rotating two- year seat on the UN Security Council. (Kent, 2017).

To conclude, the Justin
Trudeau government has promised many ideas such as the legalization of
marijuana, lowering taxes and the tax system, and furthering trade as well as
advancing the country’s economic goals with the international community. In the
past three years, Justin Trudeau and his government have gone through many
issues in the way they run the country. But, it can be seen that this
government is trying to benefit the greater good of the country. Each
government goes into office hoping to make a difference and often citizens feel
like the government is not doing enough. Many governments have succeeded with
ambitious goals and have made their country better, even if it might not have
been with the bills that they have passed or deals they signed with other
countries. It might be the social agenda that has made their country better.The campaign trail is a
time where politicians can make crucial promises to the people.
It is essential for politicians to keep in mind what they say as it will affect
whether they get elected or not. The Trudeau government came
into power on November 4, 2015. They won based on many
promises they made during their campaign.
However, it has been three years since Justin Trudeau got elected and many
people want to know whether Justin Trudeau has actually kept the promises he
made during his campaign. Some of the promises that the Trudeau government
made were the legalization of marijuana, tax reduction, and NAFTA and trade
agreements.

Justin Trudeau’s agenda
has been seen as ambitious by many. However, many of his ideas are big and
achievable. Many see him as just another prime minister, while others see him
as a prime minister with great and big ideas for the country. People see him as
a failed prime minister due to all of the ambitious goals that he has for the
country.
In all, Trudeau has made 226 promises and has achieved 65 promises, while
breaking 40 of the 226 promises. He is still working on
67 goals; however, he states that these promises will be kept and will happen.
As of September 2017, Justin Trudeau’s approval rate is at 50%. Another poll
says that 33% of Canadians believe Justin Trudeau would make the better prime
minister. (Druker, 2017)  This shows that there is still support for
Justin Trudeau and that people do believe that he is succeeding at keeping his
promises and how he is running the country.

Firstly, the Trudeau
government has planned to legalize marijuana sale and use in July 2018. It was originally
planned to be legalized on July 1st, 2018, however, dates needed to
be pushed back due to many provinces asking the federal government to push the
date back in order for them to be more prepared. (Press, 2017) The government is
planning to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Trudeau
stated that to ensure that marijuana is kept out of the hands of children and
the profit out of criminals, the government will regulate the sale and the use
of cannabis. (Marijuana, n.d.) The legalization of
marijuana will lead to provinces looking at how they will sell and regulate
marijuana. For example, in Ontario, cannabis will be sold in stores run by a secondary
of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. (Puzic, 2017) They will create new
and stronger laws to punish those who offer marijuana to minors. The government
will crack down on sales and put it in the hands of the provincial governments instead
of average, everyday people. Five out of ten provinces have come forward with a
framework for how they are going to sell cannabis.The federal government will
set the minimum legal age for buying marijuana at 18 but provinces can raise
them if they wish. Ontario has already changed the legal age to 19. The
government will also farther enforce marijuana. They will tighten rules around
impaired driving and bring a roadside saliva test for drug impairment. Lastly,
the federal government wants an excise tax on all cannabis products of C $1 per
gram or 10% of the retail price, whichever is higher. The government proposed
splitting the tax 50-50 with the provinces. (Paperny & Saminather, 2017)  However, many provinces have stated that they
are not ready for the legalization of cannabis and say they need more time to
get everything together. With the new legislation, people will be able to
publicly possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in
non-dried form. (Puzic, 2017) The Trudeau
government’s plan to legalize cannabis also brings up the social agenda. This
can be seen in Trudeau’s cabinet. Half of the cabinet are women while half are
men. Justin Trudeau also considers himself a feminist. (Maloney, 2016) The social agenda
that the federal government has in place shows that they are moving with the
time. The government wants to have equal rights for all people. The marijuana
law that the government is planning to legalize is just one step forward for
the government’s social justice.  Not
only is the Trudeau government trying to legalize marijuana, but they are also
trying to lower taxes.

Secondly, the Trudeau
government is trying to lower taxes and fix the tax system. They will cut the
middle tax bracket to 20.5 from 22%. Therefore, the wealthiest 1% of Canadians
are going to have to pay a bit more. There will be an introduction of a new tax
bracket of 33% for individuals earning more than $200,000 each year. (Middle Class
Tax Cut, n.d.)
The federal government will cancel income splitting and other benefits for the
wealthy that was made by the previous government. Income splitting costs the
government $2 billion a year and only benefits 15% of Canadians. It also does
not create a single job. (Ending Unfair Tax Breaks, n.d.) Income splitting is
a tax reduction strategy employed by families living in areas that are subject
to bracketed tax regulations. The goal is to reduce the family’s gross tax
level, at the price of some family members paying higher taxes than they would
normally pay. (Income Splitting, 2005). Justin Trudeau and
his government have said that they will not end pension income splitting for
seniors. The Liberals will also look at retirement security. The previous
government reduced seniors’ income security even further, and they raised the
eligibility for Old Age Security from 65 to 67. The Liberals have a Canada
Pension Plan, which is a trusted, reliable tool to save for retirement. (Retirement Security, n.d.)The Trudeau
government has also promised to help families with children. They will cancel
the Universal Child Care Benefit and introduce a new Canada Child Benefit to
give Canadian families help to raise their families. Since the Canada Child
Benefit is tax-free and is tied to the family income, it provides greater
support to those who need help the most. (Helping Families, n.d.)Not only did the
Liberal government promise to help lower taxes, but they want to help further
trade.

Lastly, the Liberal
government wants to help further trade with the United States and Mexico.
Justin Trudeau and his government will renew and repair Canada’s relationship
with the other countries in North America. The Canadian government is willing
to work with the United States and Mexico to develop a continent-wide clean
energy and environment agreement. (Platform: Real Change, n.d.) But when Trump was
campaigning for office, stated that NAFTA was “the worst trade deal” ever signed
by the US. (Gandel, 2016) When Trump threatened to pull of out
NAFTA, Canada and Mexico insisted to negotiate it instead, and Trump agreed.
With this road bump, Canada would need to consider how the economy would be
like if Trump scrapes NAFTA and how it would affect the country in general.
NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.  However, it can be seen that Canada’s
unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7% in December 2017. (Press, Canada’s unemployment rate falls to lowest rate in over 40 years:
StatCan, 2018)
It is at the lowest percent in nearly a decade. (Jobs and
Innovation, n.d.).
The government will expand export opportunities that will benefit Canada. The
government says they will develop a new export promotion strategy that will
help businesses take advantage of new trade agreements. (Jobs and
Innovation, n.d.)However,
the Canadian government had promised free trade with China, yet the Prime
Minister has already gone to China with the intent to have a trade deal with
them. But, Justin Trudeau came back empty. The Liberal government’s commitment
to progressive trade seeks to strike a bargain for both countries; such as
access to markets like China while protecting women and workers. The previous
government failed to get Canada’s role in the 5 permanent members of the United
Nations Security Council. The Liberal government is now trying to be a part of
the Security Council. Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three
years in its bid to win a rotating two- year seat on the UN Security Council. (Kent, 2017).

To conclude, the Justin
Trudeau government has promised many ideas such as the legalization of
marijuana, lowering taxes and the tax system, and furthering trade as well as
advancing the country’s economic goals with the international community. In the
past three years, Justin Trudeau and his government have gone through many
issues in the way they run the country. But, it can be seen that this
government is trying to benefit the greater good of the country. Each
government goes into office hoping to make a difference and often citizens feel
like the government is not doing enough. Many governments have succeeded with
ambitious goals and have made their country better, even if it might not have
been with the bills that they have passed or deals they signed with other
countries. It might be the social agenda that has made their country better. 

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